- Growers and Gardeners Guild
- Water Systems Abundance Guild
- Food/Drink Storage, Preservation, and Cooking Guild
- Animal Husbandry, Ethical Butchering, and Meat/Egg Products Guild
- Builders, Tools, and Riggers Guild
- Materials, Medicines, and Crafting Guild
- Energy, Fuel, and Timber Guild;
- Economic Abundance, Grants, and Creative Funding Guild;
- Fungi Guild; and the
- Marketing, Social Activities (city repair, gatherings, arts, music), and Public Relations Guild.
Should we wait for calamity before we establish functional relationships of local supply lines? Shouldn’t ‘wise’ humans (homo sapiens) begin to localize our access to fresh water, nutrient dense food, and meaningful work in a permanently established way? How long will functional ‘abundance’ take to achieve?
These functional guilds are beginning to work cooperatively NOW towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills.
Questions regarding time commitments, resource gathering, numbers for production, creative funding, and communication will be discussed by participating members at our monthly meetings and at guild meetings. Join us on the first Monday of each month at the Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan in Ypsilanti, from 6-8pm. Suggested donation of $10 or equivalency (work, goods, services, time) towards our efforts at the meetings. There will be a short-ish video clip that will hopefully provide us an inspirational model of actual abundance.
In other Ypsi Sustainability News:
- The Sustainability Film Series is ongoing at the downtown Ypsi Library on the second Friday of each month. Upcoming will be Power of Community; Homeland; Urban Roots; and Patagonia Rising, films chosen in collaboration with the Theme Semester at UM, “Understanding Race,” and co-sponsored by The Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Growing Hope, Transition Ypsi, and the YDL-Michigan Avenue.
- The Ypsilanti Tree Nursery will be planting 500 young trees on the Water Street property in the downtown.
- Sepp Holzer will return to Michigan on April 2-4 2013 and help us build a Kratergarten in Ypsilanti. This is a followup to his trip to Detroit in 2012. For more info, contact Nate at Chiwara Permaculture.